A chain of events that, once initiated, cannot be halted; especially one in which the final outcome is undesirable or precarious.
An argument that follows a chain of events or causes and effects to some conclusion.
In logic and critical thinking, a slippery slope is an informal fallacy. A slippery slope argument states that a relatively small first step leads to a chain of related events culminating in some significant effect, much like an object given a small push over the edge of a slope sliding all the way to the bottom. The strength of such an argument depends on the warrant, i.e. whether or not one can demonstrate a process which leads to the significant effect. The fallacious sense of "slippery slope" is often used synonymously with continuum fallacy, in that it ignores the possibility of middle ground and assumes a discrete transition from category A to category B. Modern usage avoids the fallacy by acknowledging the possibility of this middle ground.
The numerical value of slippery slope in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of slippery slope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Any proposed regulations that would create this has the potential for being a slippery slope.
If Hong Kong were to go down the slippery slope as now, Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city.
What these Planned Parenthood videos have demonstrated is a very slippery slope to an immoral landscape.
I hope the Canadian government and the Canadian Parliament will speak up for us at this difficult stage, if Hong Kong were to go down the slippery slope as now, Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city.
We sounded the alarm back in 2013 and hoped people would understand what a slippery slope it is to have all of these foods that are genetically modified, obviously, we can't say without a doubt that GMOs are dangerous, but we can say that not enough human studies have been done. We don't want to be the guinea pigs.
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